Abel Ferrara’s Tribeca Premiere

Abel Ferrara’s Tribeca Premiere

Feb 4, 2019

Abel Ferrara’s The Projectionist had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.  In his first New York City-set documentary in nearly a decade, filmmaker and provocateur Ferrara uses the experience of one longtime cinema owner, Nick Nicolaou, to chart the vast changes to the city’s theatrical landscape.
The Projectionist remains a warmly embraceable immigrant story of the most venerable, traditional sort.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
“…this affable, shaggy affair is full of gold for aficionados of exploitation movies and the old, dirty Gotham.”
– Flavorwire
“With The Projectionist, Abel Ferrara follows Nicolaou to create a love letter to New York City’s theatrical heritage in this stimulating and reverent documentary… And we’re all better off for it.”
– 812 Film Reviews
“Abel Ferrara’s documentary excels as a kind of cultural microcosm, rich in its broader implications.”
– Slant Magazine
photo credit: Deadline Tribeca Studio